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Building wood moulds for a glassfibre wheelhouse

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Blog entry by andydachippy posted 01-07-2017 10:45 PM 512 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having rebuilt my 16ft boat and making a new cabin, i have now purchased an open ex ships life boat 26ft long, i have designed and drawn the main structure of the wheelhouse, that i intend to put inside the hull, i have also completed the moulds necessary to build a fibre glass wheel house , and completed the main glassfibre structure for those interested follow the link for the pics design and the whole build https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.961362643906811.1073741835.115553201821097&type=3

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 10:54 PM



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#2 posted 01-07-2017 11:14 PM

Very nice work but it makes me itch just looking at it. :-)
You did such a nice job in wood on the last one. What made you want to do this one in FRP?
I’ve done my share of ‘glass work but I can’t say I ever enjoyed it. All that said it will be a very nice little cruiser when you get it all together.
Again, nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 07:55 PM



Very nice work but it makes me itch just looking at it. :-)
You did such a nice job in wood on the last one. What made you want to do this one in FRP?
I ve done my share of glass work but I can t say I ever enjoyed it. All that said it will be a very nice little cruiser when you get it all together.
Again, nice work.

- shipwright


-- Plans and books available at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/andydachippie http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andydachippie

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 08:00 PM

i have chosen to use fibre glass because this will be the last big project i will be doing so i want it to last i love wood, however i am not getting any younger and dont want to be replacing timbers/wood in the next 20-25years also this boat will be an asset, towards retirement when i am to old to climebaboard

-- Plans and books available at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/andydachippie http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andydachippie

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